Woody Platt: Steep Canyon Ranger and fly-fisherman

Woody Platt poses during a guided fishing trip - photo from Citizen-Times.comAsheville, NC paper, the Asheville Citizen-Times, ran this story over the weekend about Woody Platt. The story, concerned with fishing as the main topic, appeared in the Outdoors section of the paper.

Woody is best known to bluegrass fans as the lead singer in the popular Steep Canyon Rangers. Apparently he also loves to fly-fish. In fact, so much so that he started his own business selling fly-fishing gear and serving as a part-time fishing guide.

When he isn’t touring with the band, Platt guides one-person fishing trips on area streams and rivers. He also owns The Open Fly, a fly-fishing equipment booth in a downtown Brevard mall called Gravy.

I know many people in bluegrass who have an interest in fishing, myself included. Maybe Woody should think about expanding his business to include being a fishing advisor to bluegrass musicians!